Diamond Polished and Cleaned with an Ultrasonic cleaner. Cherry MX Linears made super smooth with 0.5 micron Diamond Paste.
These switches have had their legs and leaves polished smooth with diamond paste. The diamond paste acts as an abrasive and helps grind-down imperfections at the microscopic level.
18,000 actuations have made these switches extremely smooth and has completely removed all unpleasant, scratchy sounds.
Diamond paste is so effective at making switches smooth that results can be noticed after only a few thousand actuations, whereas breaking-in may required more than one million actuations to even start removing scratch.
Overall, using a paste provides more consistent and much smoother results than broken in switches.
Additionally, to produce the smoothest switches, the housing and stem are kept together during the cleaning process. This is important because surfaces begin with different levels of microscopic imperfections. During the Actuation period, the stem leg and leaf will "flatten" at a uniform rate with one-another, becoming a mated surface.
It takes around 5 minutes of manual labor to completely finish each switch.
> Open Switch
> Apply Paste
> Assemble Switch
> Actuate 18,000 Times
> Open Switch
> Clean Parts in Ultrasonic Cleaner (kept mated)
> Dry Parts and Lube leaf
> Assemble and QC
Pack of 1 Switch / Sold Individually
- Cherry MX Black and Silent Reds are 5pin | Cherry MX Reds are 3 pin
- Stems kept mated with Bottom and Top Housing
- Ultrasonic Cleaned
- 18,000 Actuations
- Lightly lubed leaf and Pole
- Free Pack of Poron Films with every purchase over 50x Switches
Please note that ONLY the stem legs have been polished. This is because the "scratchy feeling" occurs due to friction between the stem leg and leaf.